Resources

Understanding cancer treatments can be overwhelming. Hematology/Oncology Clinic has assembled easy-to-understand resources to help you and your loved ones fully comprehend your treatments and the support available.

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge strives to improve the lives of those living with cancer. They provide financial, educational and emotional assistance free of charge to anyone affected by cancer in their ten-parish area.
(www.cancerservices.org)

National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
(www.cancer.gov)

American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
(www.cancer.org)

ClinicalTrials.gov a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
(www.clinicaltrials.gov)

BreastCancer.org offers information about treatment options and post-treatment care, 24-hour chat rooms, the latest research news, and more. Also offers occasional online conferences with breast cancer experts and images of different forms of breast cancer.
(www.breastcancer.org)

Living Beyond Breast Cancer provides current news about breast cancer and relevant clinical research studies through its website, patient networking conferences, and interactive teleconferences with experts on a myriad of breast cancer issues. The site also offers empowering stories about women living with breast cancer, as well as message boards.
(www.lbbc.org)

Susan G. Komen raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research with its annual Race for the Cure® events across the country. Services include a toll-free “Helpline” (1-800-IM-AWARE) staffed by trained volunteers. The foundation also funds research and other cancer-related programs.
(ww5.komen.org)

Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer.
(www.ccalliance.org)

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a national, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to win the fight against colorectal cancer through research, empowerment and access.
(www.fightcolorectalcancer.org)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
(www.leukemia-lymphoma.org)

Lymphoma Research Foundation provides up-to-date information on the cancers that affect the lymphatic system. The site includes teleconferences, webcasts/podcasts and written information developed specifically for patients and loved ones by leading lymphoma experts.
(www.lymphoma.org)

Lymphoma Research Foundation AYA designed for patients 15-39 years old covering information from the point of diagnosis through long-term survivorship.
(www.lymphoma.org/aboutlymphoma/aya/)

Well Spouse Association is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.
(www.wellspouse.org)

CancerCareis a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Programs include counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help free of charge. Call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).
(www.cancercare.org)

Administration for Community Living is a federal agency that provides information and resources for caregivers.
(www.aoa.gov)

LiveStrong provides information and support to individuals and loved ones coping with cancer.
(www.livestrong.org)

National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers.
(www.caregiving.org)

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans serving the greater New Orleans area since 1958 and reducing health disparities through local programs of education, outreach and patient services.
(www.cagno.org)

For information on life planning, visit www.caringconnections.org or www.fivewishes.org.